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Stephen Brundage was elevated to the role of associate head coach for the Marquette University men's lacrosse program on October 10, 2014 after previously serving as an assistant coach. He is the team's recruiting coordinator and offensive coordinator.
Brundage’s unique offense has been one of the nation’s most efficient during his time at Marquette, scoring at a high rate and not suffering many turnovers. The Golden Eagles were ranked as high as No. 2 nationally in fewest turnovers per game in 2014 and third in the category among NCAA Division I teams in 2015.
Brundage has coached a pair of USILA All-Americans during his first five seasons with the Golden Eagles in Tyler Melnyk (2014) and Ryan McNamara (2016 and 2017), who own the highest single-season goal and point totals in program history. McNamara’s emergence in 2016 came with a switch from the midfield to attack following a season-ending injury to Marquette’s all-time goal scoring leader at the time, Kyle Whitlow. McNamara was ranked among the nation’s leaders in goals per game for much of the season and was a unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team selection.
In addition to Melnyk and McNamara, Whitlow, Jordan Greenfield, Conor Gately, Andy DeMichiei and Tanner Thomson have also earned All-BIG EAST recognition for their roles in Brundage’s offense.
Brundage, who previously served as an assistant coach under Chris Bates at Drexel and Princeton, played four years of Division I lacrosse at Loyola University Maryland, where he was a captain and two-time All-American.
"As I thought about the individuals I wanted to consider for my top assistant position, my mind kept coming back to Stephen Brundage," said MU head coach Joe Amplo at the time of his hiring. "I have competed against Stephen since his days as a player at Loyola and have been impressed with his growth from a standout student-athlete to one of the most respected young coaches in our sport."
"Stephen has proven to me that he is a relentless recruiter, determined teacher and a creative offensive coach," said Amplo. "His ability to evaluate, develop and mentor the young men who are part of the Marquette men's lacrosse program will serve us well."
At Loyola, Brundage helped his squad to a 31-22 record while garnering individual honors as a two-time All-American honorable mention, tri-captain as a senior, and two-time team MVP. As a freshman, he helped the team to a 10-4 record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship under then-head coach Dave Cottle. Brundage departed Loyola (Md.) with 88 career goals and 143 career points, leading the team in scoring in three seasons. He graduated in 2005 with a degree in marketing.
The Camillus, New York, native competed professionally with Major League Lacrosse's Chicago Machine following his career with the Greyhounds.
In 2007, Brundage was named the second assistant under Bates at Drexel, where his older brother Mark played. In his first season with the Dragons in 2007-08, Brundage helped coach the team to a 13-4 overall record and was ranked as high as No. 10 nationally by Inside Lacrosse before falling in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship.
Brundage then followed Bates to Princeton prior to the 2010 season, where in his first year with the Tigers, helped coach the team to an 11-5 record, highlighted by an Ivy League Tournament title and NCAA tournament berth.
While at Princeton, a program that owns six national championships since 1992, Brundage took lead of the offense and coached a number of All-Ivy League First Team selections, including midfielder Tom Schreiber in 2011 and attackman Jack McBride and midfielder Mike Chanenchuk in 2010.
As a prep, Brundage played at West Genesee High School in New York, where he was a high school All-American, two-time All-Central New York selection and finished second on the school's all-time scoring list in both hockey and lacrosse.
Brundage lives in Milwaukee with his wife, Christina. The couple was married in August of 2016.
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